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Sunday, May 31, 2020

House of Redemption by Kathy Finfrock Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Horror


  • Who is your favorite character in House of Redemption?



I would say my favorite is Louis simply because he makes me smile. He is quite charismatic and enjoys the ladies. All the ladies. It doesn’t matter if they are young or old, tall or short, fat or thin. He loves them all and they love him.

  • Are the characters based on real people you know? 

I would say inspired by and the answer is not all of them, but a few.  Louis is based on a former boss I had. That man would flirt up anyone in a skirt. Married or single, he would take your breath away and leave you feeling warm and tingly and then off he would go. He was such fun. Unlike Louis, he sincerely loved and appreciated  women. He  was not a player as far as I know.  I still smile when I think of him many years later.  I also had a little pity for him as his wife did not appreciate his flirtatious ways. He might have been a bit scared of her. 

  • Sounds like you really liked him. Why would you invite him to Blackstone?


Because everyone has a dark side and appearances are deceiving. Some people are better at hiding their true face than others and this is true of Louis. 


Eight unscrupulous guests have been invited to the centuries old Blackstone Resorts. Each patron has his or her own reason for needing an escape from unpleasant circumstances. Tensions mount quickly as, one-by-one, they come to face their worst nightmare. Will they repent their evil ways or remain in Blackstone for the rest of their lives? 





Kathy Finfrock is the author of the horror thriller House of Redemption and host of a podcast series Spooky Tales where you can find her short stories. An avid supporter of other writers, she is the organizer of a local writer's group and has published The Ten-Minute Writing Prompt (Volume 1). She is currently working on a paranormal ghost novel. 



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Saturday, May 30, 2020

LouIsa: Iron Dove of the Frontier by Will Edwinson Genre: Western Historical Fiction




THE IRON DOVE OF THE FRONTIER...

At twenty-one, LouIsa was already a sagacious woman. She had been privileged to attend finishing schools in the East where she learned the ways of "Ladyship" and studied piano under the tutorship of masters, becoming proficient with the classical works of Mozart, Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, and many others.

LouIsa: Iron Dove of the Frontier is a story about a tough, but well-educated genteel woman of quiet strength who, when it became necessary, could get down and dirty and fight as adeptly as the best gutter rats. But also, when necessary, she could don a party dress and be perfectly comfortable with Vassar graduates. 




Buddy... His Trials and Treasures 
by Will Edwinson 
Genre: Contemporary Historical Fiction 


Do you need a little stress relief in your life?
Travel back to the world of Buddy Crawford, a simpler, slower- paced world where Cokes were a nickel, movie tickets were a dime, and ten cents bought you a double dip ice cream cone. These engaging, award-winning stories about a young boy growing up in rural America during the 1940s provide a relaxing respite from today's fast-paced world. They may even revive old memories of your own childhood.

Follow Buddy and Cousin Mont as they gather beer and pop bottles from the roadway barrowpits. Join him and his friends at the river swimming hole for a swim, or go fishing for carp in the irrigation canal. Experience the fun as he tours the countryside in an old Model T Ford with his friends. What better way to spend a relaxing two hours than immersing yourself in these stories.

Buddy is somewhat reminiscent of Tom Sawyer in that he quite often finds himself in hot water. Unlike Tom, Buddy's misdeeds are without forethought. They happen because Buddy is...well...he's just Buddy. 






Will Edwinson is an award-winning story teller for his fiction, and an award winning columnist. His second book, Buddy ... His Trials and Treasures, won a first place in state competition, and a second place at national. His "A Bit Of Nostalgia" column that he wrote under another name, won second and first place, awards in two separate competitions from the Utah-Idaho-Spokane Associated Press Association.

Edwinson grew up in rural Southeast Idaho during the 1940s. After his college stint, he made his living on the family farm in Southeast Idaho as a dry land farmer raising barley and wheat, always holding onto the dream he had harbored for most of his life-that of being a writer-but still not confident that he had the necessary abilities and skills for such a career. After reaching mid-life, he determined that if he were ever going to be a writer, it was time to begin. His first book was launched when he was in his mid-fifties.

Edwinson is basically a self-taught author. His passion lay toward storytelling, so he began reading fiction of every genre to get a grasp of different writing styles and writing techniques. He also took advantage of the many books and manuals on writing that were available. These are mentioned on his Links & Lists page at his website, www.willedwinson.com. He is also a graduate of Writer's Digest Short Story Writing course.

In his younger years, Edwinson was also a semi-professional singer, performing on stages from Sun Valley, Idaho, to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He also demonstrates a flair as an inventor. Out of necessity,to teach his two youngest daughters some rudimentary money management skills, he invented and Trademarked a children's allowance management system, "The Child's Checkmaster." which enabled parents and children to keep better track of the children's allowance draws and which also taught the children some rudimentary money management skills.

Will Edwinson currently lives in Tucson, Arizona. 




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Friday, May 29, 2020

The Unexpected Wedding Loving a Billionaire Book 2 by Debra Elizabeth Genre: Contemporary Romance



Lady Elizabeth Tyndale has endured a string of bad dates. She’s not sure if sharing her opinions and business sense scared potential boyfriends away, but what’s the point of having an opinion if she never expresses it? When her brother and sister-in-law invite her to join them on a trip to San Diego, she reluctantly agrees. Besides, what does she have to lose? She’s certainly not burning up the dating scene in England.

Computer Programmer Jackson ‘Jack’ Stanfield doesn’t date much. He’d rather bury himself in code because computers are simple, but people are complicated. When his college buddy invites him to a BBQ, Jack reluctantly agrees to attend. He’s not prepared for his intense reaction when he meets Elizabeth Tyndale. Can the British beauty draw Jack out of his shell and open his heart to love? 

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Debra writes sweet romance in contemporary romance and historical romance. She enjoys telling stories and has been pouring out her passion for romance since her teenage years.

Debra lives in New England with her husband and one very exhausted kitty. 




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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Of Steel and Steam: A Limited Edition Steampunk Anthology




Love inventions, gadgets, and all things Victorian? This limited time anthology is just for you! With more than 900 pages of captivating fiction, you’ll be powered by steam, clockwork, hydraulics and gyroscopic action. With no more fear of harming the environment, our heroes can battle their villains in a world of fantastic flights of science and fantasy.
With stories from:Margo Bond CollinsJ. A. CummingsR.M. GarinoC.A. KingMajanka VerstraeteKlarissa KingM. R. Graham
Bokerah Brumley
Mary Kit Caelsto
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Deadly Legends A Boxed Set feat. Silent Echoes and Silent Obsession by Melissa Bourbon Genre: Romantic Suspense

What inspired you to write this book? (Deadly Legends)

My husband is a first generation Mexican American. His parents came to the US as part of the bracero program long ago. Through my husband and his family, I’ve learned so much about the Mexican culture. We’ve worked hard to bring this culture to our five kids. Our three oldest boys live in the Los Angeles area and just held their own tamalada (a tamale making party), which is one of our family’s biggest traditions.

I remember the first time I heard the story of la Llorona—the crying woman. It is kind of a boogeyman legend meant to keep children in bed. We were camping and my husband told the story (he’s a very good storyteller, complete with sound effects and voices), spooking the kids. I became fascinated with the legend.

Years later, I came back to the legend, researching it and discovering the different versions of it. Those versions are the basis for Silent Obsession. The legend of chupacabra, another creepy urban legend, is the basis for Silent Echoes. I love these books so much.



Vic and Ray Vargas are the two brothers featured in these two books. They are sigh-worthy heroes. I hope you fall in love with them as much as I have!




National Bestselling author Melissa Bourbon brings dark twists to two Latin-American urban legends guaranteed to keep you up into the wee hours. With riveting suspense, sigh-worthy romances with heart-stopping heroes, beautiful writing, and characters that jump off the page, these thrilling romantic suspense novels will have you believing in curses and ghosts. 

For the first time, Silent Echoes and Silent Obsession are together in this boxed set. Get ready for a thrill-ride… 

Silent Echoes 

Something deadly waits in the shadows… 

On a Texas night twelve years ago, Vic Vargas kissed Delaney West so deeply that she almost came apart. Later that same night, evil crept into Delaney’s room as she slept – and everything in their world fell apart. Now Vic is a rancher living a half-empty life punctuated by one-night stands and a strained relationship with his 11-year-old son. 

Then Delaney returns to San Julio, and the past comes rushing back… along with the silent echoes of that night so long ago. Livestock are dying. Some say coyote, but others whisper another darker word. Chupacabra. Bloodsucker. 

The past hasn’t disappeared – nor has the instinctive desire that snaps and crackles between Delaney and Vic. And as those emotions ignite, so does the evil that hibernated for the last twelve years. The evil that waited for Delaney to return to San Julio… and to Vic Vargas. 

Silent Obsession 

Johanna Rios is a woman whose past has come back to haunt her. 

The ghost of la Llorona is said to haunt the riverbanks, always searching for her drowned child. She also haunts high school teacher Johanna Rios, whose own mother believed so deeply in the legend she tried to drown her daughters. And now the ghost has become real, a young woman murdered, and the safe world Jo created is falling apart. 

Since returning home from his last tour of duty to become a school principal, Ray Vargas has fought his attraction for his employee, the sensual woman who’d once been the girl next door. But the Llorona Killer will not stop until he claims his final victim—Johanna—and Ray will do anything to protect the woman he’s come to love. 

With a serial killer out to prove the curse is real, will Ray and Johanna’s future be drowned in the ghostly waters of the past? Or will the power of their love give them the strength to stop a killer…and heal their wounded hearts…? 






Melissa Bourbon, the author of the Magical Dressmaking Mysteries (A Seamless Murder, A Killing Notion, A Custom-Fit Crime, Deadly Patterns), sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name, Misa Ramirez. She gave up teaching middle and high school kids in northern California to write full-time amid horses and Longhorns in north Texas. She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love-hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams. 





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Monday, May 25, 2020

Storiebook Charm A Spellbound Novel 1 by Melissa Bourbon Genre: Light Paranormal Romance

A Bit About Me

I have five children, and anyone who knows anything about daycare, knows that by the time I had two, most of my salary as a middle school English teacher went to daycare expenses. I did the most logical thing—I stepped away from teaching to stay home with the kids. I’d toyed with the idea of writing before that. This was years ago, before Young Adult fiction had become a thing. I thought I’d keep my brain actively engaged by writing something my students would like reading.
I wrote a book about a classroom of students who are all on task at the same time. Shocking! It causes a time travel episode, taking them all back to Ellis Island where they have to make their way through in order to get back to the present. I still love this book, though it resides only in a file now.


Fast forward six years and three kids later. My writing had ebbed, but I was ready to get back to it. I started with a character. Before long, there was a family, a setting, and a mystery. That became my first published book. I’ve always written mysteries, but longed to delve into stories that were a little darker. I’m fortunate to be able to write full time now. Those darker stories came in the form of Silent Echoes and Silent Obsessions (combined in the Deadly Legends boxed set) are those books. They are based on urban legends I have always been fascinated with. I hope you’ll find them interesting, too!

From National Bestselling author Melissa Bourbon comes a small town magical story with a heart-stopping hero, a sigh-worthy romance, beautiful writing, and characters that jump off the page. Get ready to be charmed by Storie and Reid, and watch out for the twist! 

Storie Bell is a witch. Not the kind that lives in Harry Potter's world. No, she is more like Glinda, the good witch of the North, minus the munchkins and Dorothy. But a witch trying to blend in in a small southern town is no easy feat. She’s grown up believing that mortals and witchcraft don't mix. 

Storie thinks the biggest threat to her future—opening The Storiebook Cafe, where happy endings begin— is Reid Malone, the very man she ran away from years before. He seems hell bent on getting in the way of her bookstore’s grand opening. But when a mysterious woman from Storie’s past shows up and makes claims that leave Storie confused, she rethinks her entire future. 




Melissa Bourbon, the author of the Magical Dressmaking Mysteries (A Seamless Murder, A Killing Notion, A Custom-Fit Crime, Deadly Patterns), sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name, Misa Ramirez. She gave up teaching middle and high school kids in northern California to write full-time amid horses and Longhorns in north Texas. 

She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love-hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams. 

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Bigfoot Lives... In Idaho Bigfoot Lives Book 1 by Becky Cook Genre: Nonfiction, True Story Encounters





It’s late at night and you are sitting around a campfire when someone starts telling yet another Bigfoot story.

You ask yourself – are they really real?

If you have ever wondered if Bigfoot exists, this is the book to read to find out. He not only exists, he lives and thrives here in Idaho.

This book captures a cross section of stories from across the state. They tell the tale of sightings – the smell, the size, where they were and how it happened.

"… he was easily seven and a half feet tall and roughly 800 pounds of muscles and hair – not any fat on him. It had both dark hair and dark eyes and it was obviously a male. It seemed unconcerned … "
“If he wanted to he could have ripped me in half,”

So what really happened? Are they really real?

Read the book and decide yourself. 




Bigfoot Still Lives... In Idaho 
Bigfoot Lives Book 2 


Bigfoot Still Lives in Idaho is a compilation of eye witness stories from people just like you who have seen Bigfoot here in Idaho. They describe the terrain, the sounds, the smells, and the circumstances. Whether you believe in Bigfoot or not, this book will have you at least open to the option of their existence. 




Bigfoot Lives Forever in Idaho 
Bigfoot Lives Book 3 


All of us have had moments where life is suspended in time, when life seems frozen in an amazing snap shot. Occasionally we pull that experience out from the recesses of our mind - to look at it, to savor it, and to experience it again. It is at times like these when you wonder if you really saw what you think you just saw, like those times where you just can’t quite believe your eyes – like say, when you saw your first Bigfoot.

“It was bigger than anything I have ever seen – really tall and furry from head to toe! It was just so surprising – I didn’t expect to run into anything on a trip to the bathroom.”

“They are smart, and they can sit still for a really long time. Besides, they have the whole forest to hide in; no wonder people don’t see them real often.”

“I didn’t believe in Bigfoot, I thought it was a hoax. Now I believe it and I look at every bear track differently. I know they are up there. It’s one thing to think you see it and it’s another thing entirely to have one scare you half to death! Why lie when the truth is so much more amazing?”

Read along as more stories are told of the amazing Bigfoot who have been seen right here in Idaho – some of them near your own home. 






Becky Cook is an award winning author and speaker. She has entertained many groups - large and small - and never seems to have trouble holding the interest of those in the audience. 




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